Derek, Inc.

General Contractors

Construction Managers

Design / Build

About Derek, Inc.

Derek, Inc. was established in 1997 by Gerald D. Gattas. Gerry hails from Chicago where his past experience as a project manager for Walgreens and Taco Bell, as well as Director of Development for Boston Market makes us owner oriented.  Derek, Inc.’s experience is strong with well over 20 years building restaurants, retail and commercial construction across the Midwest. Everything from fine dining to fast casual concepts and retail centers; new ground ups, tenant fit-outs and remodels. Our experience transcends commercial to a wide variety of other venues such as health care, churches, veterinary clinics and real estate development.  Following are some advantages we offer to you and your project:

  • Due Diligence
  • Pre-Construction Services
  • General Contracting
  • Construction Management
  • Design-Build Services
  • Self-Performance


Dennis Schmidt

Construction Manager / Business Development

Bachelor of Science Degree: Xavier University
Derek, Inc. since 2002.
Business Development / Construction Management for over 20 years.

Phone: 513-232-2211
EMail: DSchmidt@DEOhio.com


Gerry Gattas

President: Derek, Inc.

Bachelor of Science in Building Construction and Contracting, Purdue University
Masters in Business, Keller Graduate School of Management
Member of the International Council of Shopping Centers


Phone: 513-232-2211
EMail: GGattas@DEOhio.com


Greg Wolfe

Sr. Construction Manager

Bachelor of Science – Construction Management, University of Cincinnati.
Derek, Inc. since 1998.
Developer, owner, director of construction for restaurant group 1994 -1998.

Phone: 513-232-2211
EMail: GWolfe@DEOhio.com